Saturday, January 2, 2010

A New Year, a New Decade

Happy New Year everyone! As with every year, 2009 was filled with ups and downs. Being a glass-half-full kind of girl, I like to look back on the ups. The historic presidential election that not only got Bush out of the White House, but got our first African American president in. The beginnings of much-needed health care reform. Jake Gyllenhaal becoming available again. (Haha, kidding on that last one. Sort of.)

In my own life, this was a year filled with events I have been waiting for my entire life: graduating from medical school, becoming a doctor, starting at a great residency program in a field that I am incredibly passionate about. I cherish being at a place in my life where I am comfortable in my own skin, where I am blessed enough to have health, a loving family, and wonderful friends on both coasts.

So what next for the upcoming year? I hesitate to make any big plans – I’m where I always wanted to be and would like to simply enjoy where I am at for awhile. Rather than focus on the future (which will inevitably come) I want to focus on the present. Live in the moment. Laugh a lot. And love.

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